VKI Project Book
For client reference: Installation Site Summary
VKI Summary of Use
For client reference: an abridged explanation of VKI Image use with installation sites and commentary.
The Impact of Light and Color
Exploring the meaning and effects of color—integrating the VKI Images.
LECOM Case Study
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
VKI art creates empowering shift with two-story 18′ tall backlit wall installation.
CHCC Case Study
The William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer center at Carroll Hospital
Incorporating VKI art into healing philosophies.
Judy Ann Rollins, PhD, BFA, RN
From HERD Volume 4, Number 3
April 1, 2011
An exploration of Vara’s art in relation to the healthcare setting.
Letters of Hope
Vara was nominated as a HOPE BUILDER by a 6th grade student in Religious class at the Carondelet Catholic School in Minneapolis, MN. In his words, “Vara is a Hope Builder because Vara helps people not be so afraid”.
Following her nomination, Vara met with the class. On the day she spoke to the students, they were studying the lives and traditions of Trappist Monks. One of their assignments for the day was participating in a ‘Monastic Day of Silence’. With a raised hand, they could ask questions; otherwise they were required to sit still–in silence. Not an easy task for any one, especially 6th graders.
The selected students’ ‘Letters of Hope’ are from the collection of essays written from the class assignment: a personal reflection of their thoughts on HOPE, following Vara’s presentation.